Kenneth Minimah, the chief of army staff, on Saturday, June 13, said Nigerians should “expect the best and positive results soon” in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.
According to the Premium Times, Minimah, a lieutenant general, made the statement answering questions from newsmen shortly after he commissioned a reconstructed road and the renovated Buffalo Mess at Depot NA, Zaria, Kaduna state.
The lieutenant general said "with the pronouncements of President Muhammadu Buhari and the relocation of Command and Control Centre to North-East in Maiduguri and Yola, they expect the very best result soon".
“The pressure on the insurgents will become increased and we foresee a greater prospect for the war favourable to the Federal Government and Nigeria,” he said.
Minimah also said the Armed Forces of Nigeria would continue "to fight in defence of the sovereignty of this country”.
Earlier, the Depot Commandant, Brig-Gen. Bright Fibionumama, commended the COAS for accomplishing all the promises made to the depot. The promises include renovation of recruit line and lecture hall, construction of obstacle cords, renovation and furnishing of the training companies and provision of food carrying vehicles.
Others, according to him, are provision of water tanker for the welfare of recruits when in the bush for exercises and provision of fire fighting vehicle.
While assuring that the reconstructed road was central in the training of recruits, Fibionumama said before now, the road was impassable to both vehicles and pedestrians.